There seems to be a strange reluctance of posting to this list. Being both a novice and an avid birder I have posted a number of mis-identified birds to the list. I have learned a lot from the comments of other birders. For instance I now know the difference from a house finch and a purple finch. I accidentally posted a tree sparrow as a tree swallow and took some gentle ribbing. I also learned to edit my e-mails before before hitting the send button (and having at least to cups of coffee before writing an e-mail). We learn from our mistakes.
I will say that we have had some crazy weather this year and it has messed with some of the bird migration patterns. Some of the birds are arriving early; however only a couple of weeks early and the cooler weather due to arrive later this week will slow down the migration. For instance I have my humming bird feeder out for early migrants and I expect them to be delayed arriving in VT. None have been seen in Vermont; however they have been reported in Ontario!! Maybe there is one lurking in the brush behind my yard.
Bob is West Arlington